Abby Dunlap, a junior at Maxwell High School and the FFA reporter, was the winner of the Oct 2 Resource Conservation District Speak-Off Contest.
Dunlap prepared a three minute speech on monarch butterflies, with a focus on how farming may be impacting the possibility of the Monarch butterfly being placed on the Endangered Species List, which would ultimately lead to stricter farming regulations.
Dunlap also discussed solutions the Resource Conservation District and farms could implement to improve the Monarch butterfly population.
“We are so proud of this young lady for winning the Colusa County Resource Conservation District Speak-Off Contest,” said Maxwell High School Agricultural instructor, Amber Charter.
Dunlap will give the same speech at the regional RCD Speak-Off Contest, in Orland, on Oct. 22.
The Colusa RCD joins RCDs around the state of California in sponsoring conservation-themed speech contests on a set topic each fall for interested high school students.
The regional contest winner will advance to the state contest in November in Redding. ■